Memphis factory among 5 state sites joining National Register of Historic Places

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Five Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The American Snuff Factory on the north end of downtown Memphis includes nine buildings constructed between 1912 and 1957. It’s now privately owned, awaiting reuse.

The Tennessee Historical Commission says the Smotherman House in Tullahoma was designed by Nashville architect George Waller and built between 1932 and 1934 for wholesale grocery businessman Fletcher Smotherman.

The Booker T. Motel in Humboldt includes two buildings from about 1954 and another from around 1940. Velva and Alfred Pulliam bought it to lodge Jim Crow-era African-American car travelers in western Tennessee.

The 1910 Brownsville Carnegie Library was constructed under Andrew Carnegie’s library grant program. It now houses a chamber of commerce.

The 17-acre Wassom Farm in Telford includes a circa-1828 farmhouse and two circa-1900 buildings.


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